In the Thomander House it's Christmas Eve in 1849. On show is the most modern thing imaginable at this time – a big decorated Christmas tree! It is on show only on Christmas Eve; it is plundered of its sweets immediately and then thrown out
In the Thomander House it's Christmas Eve in 1849. On show is the most modern thing imaginable at this time – a big decorated Christmas tree! It is on show only on Christmas Eve; it is plundered of its sweets immediately and then thrown out. Photo: Viveca Ohlsson/Kulturen

Explore our Christmas Trail and see how Christmas was celebrated in the south of Sweden in the past.

Explore the Christmas Trail in Our Open Air Museum, and see how Christmas was celebrated in the south of Sweden in the past. See the decorations and traditions as they would have been in, for example, a professor’s house from the middle of the 19th century, in an impoverished cottage in 1904 and in a working-class family in the 1930s.

The Christmas table is set in a farmhouse in the beginning of the 19th century
The Christmas table is set in a farmhouse in the beginning of the 19th century. Photo: Viveca Ohlsson/Kulturen
In the in impoverished Bosmåla cottage, a traditional wooden candle stick was the only christmas decoration,.
In the in impoverished Bosmåla cottage, a traditional wooden candle stick was the only christmas decoration,. Photo: Viveca Ohlsson/Kulturen

You can pick up a map in the entrance, which will help you find the houses that are a part of the Christmas Trail.

Map of Kulturen's Christmas Trail